Anyone have a millermatic 211?

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Anyone have a millermatic 211?

Post by Phils67 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:02 pm

Anybody here have a Millermatic 211 autoset? I've used the 212 at my last job and loved it, the 211 is about half the price and duty cycle but will still burn up to 3/8 no problem in a single pass. I've watched videos and reviews but looking for someone that actually owns it and uses it on a regular basis to give feedback. Someone that's had it a while. The cost doesnt scare me and I'm partial to Millers. Just not sure if I should pony up for the 212 knowing I wont use it on a daily basis. I want a welder that will out-live me
1967 Gladiator J2000, currently under the knife getting J20 axles, late model spring-under-frame frontwith FSSR, 52" GM springs with ranger brackets in the rear, 3.73 with Detroit's, 4 corner disc, 235/85R16's on white steelies.

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Re: Anyone have a millermatic 211?

Post by SkylinePCG » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:59 pm

I picked up the older 211 maybe 8 years ago. It was my first machine, and it lived in the basement of a firehouse in the Bronx for about 3 years where I learned and practiced on all kinds of anything that guys would bring in from home, things we broke at work, training props, car problems, sheet metal to 1/2” iron, clean rusty, indoors and out... it was a horrible life for any tool. It never once skipped a beat. We ran all sizes of wire, both flux core and argon/co2 shielded. The newer 211 looks lighter and has more features, but the older one I got has been zero-regrets awesome. I don’t think you can go wrong with a 211.

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Re: Anyone have a millermatic 211?

Post by Phils67 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:43 am

I kinda figured when someone eventually replied they'd be praising it lol I just had to hear it from someone that actually owns one and not just auto-generated web reviews. Thanks for the input.

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1967 Gladiator J2000, currently under the knife getting J20 axles, late model spring-under-frame frontwith FSSR, 52" GM springs with ranger brackets in the rear, 3.73 with Detroit's, 4 corner disc, 235/85R16's on white steelies.

1990 Comanche MJ/ 2.5TBI Renix/AX4/2wd SporTruck base model shortbed/main Jeep/daily driver

2001 Cherokee XJ/ 4.0/AW4/NP231/D30-35/backup Jeep/daily driver

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Re: Anyone have a millermatic 211?

Post by Simo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:11 am

I've had a 211 for the better part of a decade and like it. For me as well, it was entry into a 220v miller machine at a lower cost than a larger machine & duty cycle. Im just a diy hobbyist using it a few times a month tinkering on beat up rock crawlers: roll cages, bumpers, rock sliders, floor pans, and occasionally burning in some tabs and trusses to thicker axle tubes. I even got a spool gun and argon bottle for some occasional aluminum work. So it's handled a mix of thicknesses and materials with all Ive needed and never cycled off. I had a problem at one point with the mig wire shorting between the roller and the lead that seemed to be due to debris getting in the line over time but this is probably something that could happen on any machine without any maintenance. I try to do a better job now of blowing out the lead periodically and also added a simple kit from airgas basically consisting of a small scotch brite pad clipped around the wire coming off the spool to clean it before it enters the lead.

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